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Amazon dips foot into food delivery in L.A. SEATTLE -, Inc. has announced that Prime Now, the company's one-hour delivery service, has expanded in Los Angeles to include food delivery from local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Baby Blues BBQ, Wokcano, Hurry Curry of Tokyo, Feast from the East, and John O'Groats Restaurant. With the announcement, Amazon's Prime members in Los Angeles will have access to delivery from local restaurants, as well as from tens of thousands of items from Amazon and local stores such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Erewhon Organic Grocer and 99 Ranch Market. Prime members in Los Angeles will be able to use the Prime Now mobile app to view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders, track the status of their delivery, and watch in real time as an Amazon delivery driver travels from the restaurant to their delivery address. Food is delivered in an hour or less. "Los Angeles is known for great local restaurants with cuisines from around the world," said Gus Lopez, general manager, Amazon Restaurants. "We're excited to offer Amazon Prime customers in Los Angeles a fast and convenient way to enjoy some of the city's best restaurants without having to stand in line or brave the traffic." Prime members may visit primenow to enter their zip code and see if Prime Now is available in their area. In zip codes where restaurant delivery is available, customers will see "Restaurants" on the home page. "Restaurant delivery on Prime Now makes it possible to enjoy Umami Burger even if you don't have time to swing by and pick it up yourself," said Meghan Dwyer, Umami Burger. "With just a few taps of the phone and the Prime Now app, customers can order their favorite menu items, like our original Umami burger and truffle fries, and have it delivered right to their door in less than an hour." Amazon said its restaurant delivery on Prime Now will feature transparent pricing, with no menu markups or hidden service fees. Delivery on all orders is free for a limited time, the company said. Amazon did not say whether it plans to expand the service into more cities in the future. FBN FILL YOUR MIND AND YOUR WINE GLASS. Host your next meeting in Canada. Your delegates will have access to the brightest minds in the industry as well as awe-inspiring landscapes that invite exploration. In between sessions, embark on research expeditions to world-class restaurants and wineries. The Business Events Canada (BEC) team will ensure that your delegates' appetites for knowledge and adventure are fully satisfied. 30 FOODBUSINESSNEWS ® November 17, 2015

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Food Business News - November 17, 2015
Starbucks becoming a ‘food destination’
Sugar, corn sweetener court battle under way
Beverage Business News - Redesigning fruit juice
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Web Contents
Editorial - Climate change takes center stage in Paris
Hain earnings surge; U.S. grocery sales disappoint
Local promotions set to sizzle as a menu trend
Smucker focuses on redefining the coffee experience
Kraft Heinz integration showing progress
Credit Suisse lowers Dean Foods’ stock to ‘underperform’
Dean Foods betting big on DairyPure brand
Food waste reduction 2.0
TreeHouse Foods to acquire ConAgra’s Private Brands business
Efficiency gains drive TreeHouse earnings
Seneca acquires largest maraschino cherries maker
Popchips names new c.e.o.
Amazon dips foot into food delivery in L.A.
Schwan simplifying ingredient list across entire product line
Washington - Producer groups begin to take sides on T.P.P.
Ingredient Innovations - High-oleic options
Health and Wellness - Targeting bone and joint health
New Menu Items
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A.’s Crop Production and WASDE reports bearish
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index

Food Business News - November 17, 2015